Well, it's been almost 4 years since I purchased my 42LB1DR. This has been a handy thread (along with the TVGOS thread) - especially during the analog-->Digital transition time in the U.S.
But, I gave up my tv today. Long story short, after *repeated* service calls to my big-box-store's service department to get the DVR and/or Power supply fixed-- they threw in the towel and offered me an extended-warranty replacement.
Given the visual quality of today's tv's compared to only 4 years ago-- I opted in and have turned in my dies-every-8-months television - got a comparable replacement.
As for the DVR? Not a bad idea-- not bad at all. I thought it was the cat's pajamas when I first used it-- but soon discovered quirks, like some programs not recording to completion, etc. And then my hardware problems... Finally, I don't know how long "TV Guide On Screen" is going to continue working. Gemstar is now owned by Rovi, and even today, reception of tv-guide-data is hit or miss, depending on where you live. When it works, it's great. When it doesn't, then...
Anyhow: I finally caved, and got a Tivo. While I feel like a lemming sort of, I at least know I'll be able to get good guide data for years to come, my dvr has features it never had before, etc. I'm not thrilled with the subscription fee, but then, I'll get a lot more now.
that all said, the 42LB1DR was an absolutely awesome ride. I'll still miss 'er.